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Bitter Bickering Muddies the Path to Ending the Government Shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:07:18 GMT

Senator John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana, during an interview on Saturday in Washington.With the government shut down and the two parties faulting each other, senators from both parties were looking for an agreement to end the crisis.

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Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks Like

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:40:26 GMT

A sign announcing the closing of the Statue of Liberty because of the government shutdown.The vast machinery of the federal government began grinding to a halt, but much of the bureaucracy will stay in motion for a while.

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The Longer It Lasts, the More a Shutdown Could Hurt the Economy

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:59:21 GMT

A room for Senate appropriations remained empty on Saturday during the shutdown.The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out.

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After Vowing to Fix Washington, Trump Is Mired in a Familiar Crisis

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:21:07 GMT

President Trump opted not to accept a deal that he and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the top Senate Democrat, had hashed at the White House on Friday.Immigration policy, the issue that propelled President Trump’s political rise, snarled negotiations to avert a government shutdown.

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News Analysis: Shutdown? It Could Be Forgotten in a Trumpian Flash

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:17:04 GMT

President Trump's unilateral decision to enter into his own negotiation with Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, was a reminder to Republicans that their president is effectively a political free agent who acts more on whim, and with an eye toward media coverage, than any fixed worldview.As Democrats pushed the government toward a shutdown, they could take solace in the rapid-fire news cycles of the Trump era. A crisis now may be long forgotten by November.

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Women’s March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:28:57 GMT

A group of marchers crowded into a subway car in New York.Demonstrators gathered on Saturday at rallies across the country. Progressive women hope to translate their enthusiasm into electoral victories in the midterm elections.

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The Women’s March Became a Movement. What’s Next?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:06:44 GMT

People gathered on the Washington Mall on Saturday for the Women’s March. As the movement has grown, its challenges have, too.Women’s marches drew more than a million people a year ago. This time around, they come amid a broader cultural challenge to men’s power and privilege.

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Congressman Combating Harassment Settled His Own Misconduct Case

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:21:29 GMT

Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, traveled with President Trump to the state on Thursday.Representative Patrick Meehan, a Republican member of the House Ethics Committee, used taxpayer money to pay a former aide who had seen him as a father figure before he made unwanted advances.

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In Kabul, Gunmen Storm Intercontinental Hotel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:04:11 GMT

An Afghan soldier near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday in Kabul.Four armed insurgents entered the largest hotel in the Afghanistan capital, according to government officials. Hundreds of guests were still trapped inside hours after the attack began.

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:22:07 GMT

The creator of the media men spreadsheet speaks; Amazon unveils its second-headquarters shortlist; and we said goodbye this week to Mathilde Krim, a mobilizing force in an AIDS crusade.

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Opinion: They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:39:33 GMT

Presidents Andrew Johnson, left, James Buchanan and Donald Trump.The best way to evaluate President Trump’s first year in office is to compare him not with the great presidents but with the worst.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We Need Bodice-Ripper Sex Ed

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:02 GMT

Romance novels taught me that sexual pleasure was something women could not just hope for but insist upon.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Hillary Lost, but the Future Is Hers

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:53:09 GMT

Election night at the Javits Center in Manhattan.Women will follow Clinton’s lead right into the White House.

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Op-Ed Contributor: What the Shutdown Says About the Future of the Democrats

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:04:28 GMT

Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, at a press conference about the government shutdown on Saturday.An ideological movement hasn’t taken over the party — yet.

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Opinion: Islam Teaches Us That Life Is a Test. So Is This President.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:44:51 GMT

What life has been like as an imam during Donald Trump’s first year in office.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump and His Work Wives

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:13:43 GMT

What does Hope Hicks do, exactly? Vast amounts of emotional labor.

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Opinion: My Kid’s First Lesson in Realpolitik

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:46:35 GMT

Children don’t live in a bubble, so why do we try to shelter them from conflict?

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Opinion: The Political Mythbuster in Chief

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:22 GMT

In shattering comforting fictions about how things work in America, he’s made us face our country’s lack of decency and shame. Finally.

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Republicans Claim Surveillance Power Abuses in Russia Inquiry

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:24:33 GMT

Representative Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday in Washington. He has previously advanced alarming claims about the Russia investigation and surveillance in support of President TrumpA report claims that a warrant to eavesdrop on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide, was improperly obtained.

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Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:37:13 GMT

President Trump with Dr. Ronny Jackson after Mr. Trump’s physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor’s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say.

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A New Report on the Las Vegas Gunman Was Released. Here Are Some Takeaways.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:16:52 GMT

The room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock shot at attendees of a music festival, killing 58, in October.The report detailed Stephen Paddock’s internet searches for SWAT procedures and his complaints of pain. It did not provide a motive.

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Hawaii Governor Learned Missile Alert Was False Within Two Minutes

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:52:42 GMT

Gov. David Ige of Hawaii in Honolulu on Friday. He has been criticized for his handling of an alert that erroneously said Hawaii was under missile attack.The leader of the Hawaii National Guard disclosed the timetable at a hearing on Friday. Lawmakers want to know why the public was not told quicker.

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Pope Francis Comforts Peruvians Who Faced ‘Wrath of Nature’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:08:34 GMT

Pope Francis arriving on Saturday for a Mass near the northern Peruvian city of Trujillo.After facing criticism over the church’s sexual abuse scandals, he returned to familiar themes of poverty and the environment.

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News Analysis: Leftist Lion and Far-Right Provocateur Vie for Brazil Presidency

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:02:35 GMT

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a campaign rally in São Paulo in July. Mr. da Silva, who was Brazil’s president from 2003 to 2011, wants to return for a third term.As a wild, bitter contest to lead Brazil gets underway, the two front-runners are political opposites, one facing prison time and the other with a long history of incendiary remarks.

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Delta Air Lines Tightens Rules for Service and Support Animals

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:39:35 GMT

A service dog on a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise last year. Delta Air Lines said on Friday it would soon require more documentation for such animals.The carrier will require more preflight documentation as a surge in animals used to aid disabled travelers and offer emotional support has raised safety concerns.

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Harry Selby, Renowned Hunter and Safari Guide, Is Dead at 92

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:46:47 GMT

Harry Selby, left, with the author Robert Ruark on safari in Tanganyika. Ruark’s best-selling book “Horn of the Hunter,” published in 1953, helped lift Mr. Selby to fame.He shot his first antelope at 8, his first elephant at 14. Mr. Selby was a protégé of the East Africa hunter Philip Hope Percival, who took Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway on safari.

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Airliners Have Become China’s Newest Means of Pressuring Taiwan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:55:26 GMT

A simulated scramble at Taiwan’s Chiayi Air Force Base in October. China has opened a new route for its airliners in the tense Taiwan Strait that separates China and Taiwan.China has opened a new air route for civilian airliners through the tense Taiwan Strait, at a time when it is also sending bombers and warships near Taiwan.

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Show Us Your Wall: Don’t Tell Ken Burns Quilts Are Quaint

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:01:18 GMT

“I don’t have a quilt that gives me more pleasure than this one,” the filmmaker Ken Burns said of the “Circular Wreath” quilt that hangs above his bed in his Manhattan apartment. An exhibition of his quilt collection opens this week at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Neb.The quintessential storyteller is fascinated by American quilts, saying it’s not so much a story as a question. Who are these people? Who made this?

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Profile: Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:27:56 GMT

Daniel Mallory, aka A.J. Finn, in his New York apartment.Daniel Mallory submitted “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological thriller, under a pseudonym. His own publishing house bought it.

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How Does Your Landlord Calculate Your Rent?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:00:35 GMT

As a first-time landlord, Amuche Chukudebelu had a hard time figuring out just how much rent to charge.Big institutional landlords probably use algorithms, but small landlords who know their tenants well sometimes have a hard time raising the rent.

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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:53:17 GMT

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Previously Unreleased Hendrix, and 10 More New Songs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:13:02 GMT

“Both Sides of the Sky,” a collection of previously unreleased late-1960s Jimi Hendrix music, is coming out in March.Hear the week's most notable new music from Tracey Thorn, the Chainsmokers, Brazilian Girls and more.

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5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Host the Perfect Super Bowl Party

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:22:17 GMT

If you didn’t get together for the Super Bowl last year, now is your chance.From cups and cutlery to slow cookers and stain removers, we have your complete guide to party essentials.

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Biggest Tests for Novak Djokovic’s New Serve Await in Australia

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:55:24 GMT

Novak Djokovic, who has advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open, is about to navigate the pressures of big matches with his new, compact serve, a result of a problem with his right elbow.Changing your service technique in your prime is never easy, and success relies on commitment, say some players who have done it, like Maria Sharapova.

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Recipe for Ruckus in India: A Queen’s Honor, a New Film and Politics

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:17:26 GMT

A protest against the coming movie “Padmaavat” in Mumbai, India.Hindu extremists smashed up the film set, pulled the director’s hair and threatened to behead the lead actress. “Padmaavat,” the most potentially explosive Indian film in years, opens Thursday.

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Review: ‘Counterpart’ Gives Us J.K. Simmons, Times Two

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:18:40 GMT

J.K. Simmons in “Counterpart” on Starz.The Oscar-winning actor plays parallel-world versions of the same man — a gentle bureaucrat and a ruthless agent — in a Starz sci-fi mystery mash-up.

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Rome Journal: For Rome’s Taxi Drivers, Lessons in Courtesy and Cultural Savvy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:20:36 GMT

Umberto Nucci, right, with fellow taxi drivers at the Pyramid of Cestius, a Roman tourist site.A six-week course aims to turn the city’s taxi drivers into good-will ambassadors by teaching them hospitality, excellence and useful Chinese and Arabic phrases.

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Australia Fare: Saba’s Brings Ethiopia to Melbourne With Joy and Spices

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:29:37 GMT

Saba Alemayoh and her small staff, made up of family and close friends, are an effervescent presence in the restaurant.Lovingly prepared home cooking in a hip Melbourne neighborhood.

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Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:32:49 GMT

Musk oxen, massive mammals that live on Arctic tundra, are seeing their numbers dwindle as warmer, rainier winters limit access to food, researchers report.Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.

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More College Students Seem to Be Majoring in Perfectionism

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:11:47 GMT

New data indicates that perfectionism, especially when influenced by social media, has increased by 33 percent since 1989.

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When Trading in Bitcoin, Keep the Tax Man in Mind

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:06:23 GMT

The virtual currency has enjoyed a spectacular rise in value, but there are important tax implications. Here’s a guide.

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Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:25:59 GMT

Ross W. Duffin stumbled upon his art twin, a warrior from a 17th-century Jan van Bijlert painting. Many people intentionally set out in museums to find their doppelgängers.Art museum selfies are getting more personal as visitors seek their doppelgängers in paintings and sculptures. A new feature in a Google app has made the trend explode.

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Feature: Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:27 GMT

Yes, it’s driven by greed — but the mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:27:32 GMT

Aziz Ansari in New York last year.It may seem like rules around sex have changed overnight, but feminists have been talking about this for a long time.

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The Parasite on the Playground

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:27:53 GMT

Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.

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The New Health Care: Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:50:47 GMT

The St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty in October 1918 during the pandemic of the Spanish flu. It infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide — about one-third of the world's population at the time.Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.

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